So – you’ve finally done it. You had your teeth professionally whitened. Now that your smile is brighter and whiter than it has ever been before, what can you do to make sure that it stays that way?
Touch Up Regularly
Regular maintenance is the best way to keep your teeth white. However, you don’t have to use your whitening trays and gel as long as you did during your initial whitening treatment. Simply touch up once a day for 3 to 4 days at a time. Some people (such as those who smoke, drink coffee or are more prone to stain) will need to apply the gel as often as every 2 to 3 months. Other people may not need to touch up except every 4 to 6 months.
Have Your Teeth Cleaned Every 6 Months
Larger stain and tartar particles aren’t going to come off with a few touch-up treatments. Having your teeth professionally cleaned will give you a blank slate. Touching up after your regular cleanings is one of the best ways to keep your smile bright. Your hygienist will scale away any tartar and polish off superficial layers of stain that are difficult to penetrate.
Keep Your Whitening Gel in the Refrigerator
Did you know that if your whitening gel is stored in a cool area that it will be more effective once you go to use it? Keeping the gel in a warm, moist location – such as a bathroom – will make the gel become inactive much more quickly.
Keeping your teeth white isn’t as hard as you may have thought it would be. Follow these easy steps to experience a bright smile for years!
Posted on behalf of:
Park South Dentistry
30 Central Park S #13C
New York, NY 10019
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